Alicia Silverstone’s son had an unexpected takeaway from her 1995 cult classic Clueless.
The actress, who played lovable movie heroine Cher Horowitz, took Bear, 7, to a screening of the movie at an L.A. cemetery. “There were 4,000 people and this huge screen outdoors at night, in a cemetery, very romantic, and there were pillows and rosé,” Silverstone, 42, recalled during a Monday, June 11, appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Bear didn’t walk away singing “Rollin’ With the Homies.” Or quoting classic lines from the film. Instead he tried to make out with his mom. “The one thing he took away from it, aside from all the things I was worried about, was he kept trying to French kiss me afterwards, which was very sweet,” the American Woman actress explained.
“And you said, ’That is not appropriate?’” asked Colbert.
“I just kept my mouth closed,” she replied. “That’s what I did. And I just giggled. It’s super sweet.”
But the 54-year-old host didn’t seem so sure.
“Are you worried?” Silverstone quipped. “It’s fine, he’s not doing it anymore.”
Though Bear just recently celebrated his 7th birthday, Silverstone is already thinking about the day he moves out of her house. “The whole idea is that you love and attach to them so much so that they’re free to be and leave,” she told Us Weekly in May. “My kid’s so fiercely independent because he is right here all the time,” she added, gesturing to her heart. “He’s so great.”
Silverstone and Bear’s dad, Chris Jarecki, announced their split in February after 20 years of marriage. She filed for divorce last month.